Magnum ltd - fargo, nd

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  1. Muskie

    Muskie Medium Load Member

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    Depends on which model/year on the automatics. My 17 is a dog for backup, no crawl mode. Hardly any play between not moving and lurching backwards. But I've grown used to it, just take my time.
     
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  3. Nateman482

    Nateman482 Light Load Member

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    Freightliners have better automatic transmissions in my experience, at least the day-cabs do. Less frequent shifts, more time in the power band, and MUCH smoother backing.
     
  4. Ray Strack

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    From my understanding, all the autos have crawl mode. It is something that can be disabled or enabled by taking it into the shop? I've driven both, crawl mode will make you wonder why it is ever turned off.
     
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  5. mud23609

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    The ten speed autos are terrible. I had a heck of a time learning to back up smoothly with one and never did gain confidence in tight situations.

    Honestly if I would have started driving and had to learn to back a truck up with one of the ten speed autos I probably would have quit and got a job at Home Depot.

    I did like them for running hills though since they didn’t have the manual mode locked out.

    I’m in a new ultra loft with the 12 speed now. That 12 speed is actually a pretty decent transmission. Still haven’t done much for big hills with it yet but I did make it down monte eagle without smoking the breaks so I’ll get my my technique dialed in soon enough. On less steep hills it works better than the old ten speed auto for sure. And pulls the uphill side better as well.
     
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  6. Ray Strack

    Ray Strack Medium Load Member

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    Speaking of these new 12s. Does anyones shift like a rookie? I swear the truck I had when I was briefly with R+L shifted like a green horn. It was slow and often jumped the truck. I was convinced sooner or later I'd look in the mirror and see the gears all spilled out over the road. Was a pig in crap when I got back into smooth floating.
     
  7. RoadCall

    RoadCall Road Train Member

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    Yes, the DT12 in the Freightshakers work great!
     
  8. mitrucker

    mitrucker Road Train Member

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    As do Ishift and Mdrive
     
  9. supersnackbar

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    Not my mDrives (4 of them, 3 in the last truck and 1 in this one)...they either launch like you're at the drag strip or lug like you don't care if it takes you 10 miles to get up to speed. Heck, the origional trans in my last truck missed more shifts in a week than I have in my carreer...it would finally just jam it in gear like a rookie Swift trainee. And backing up...please. look at the back deck of most of Moore's double drops...the reason they are bent up so bad is because there is no crawl mode...try to ease back and it hits the clutch, give it a teenie bit of gas pedal and it launches you into the dock.
     
  10. mud23609

    mud23609 Medium Load Member

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    Sounds a lot like that 10 speed Eaton auto. Man I hated backing with that transmission.
     
  11. Ray Strack

    Ray Strack Medium Load Member

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    @supersnackbar pretty much what that pac12 did. Absolutely horrendous. I'd imagine trying to back a trailer/dolly or double trailer would be even harder with one of those.
     
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